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Old 02-29-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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Motorcyclist Magazine is a bunch of clowns

Go to page 19 of the April 2012 issue of Motorcyclist Magazine. They list a 2006 R1100GS as the motorcycle that changed Neil Peart's life. I'd say that it would change a lot of lives to have a 2006 R1100GS. Motorcyclist used to be a great publication back when Mitch ran the show, now its not so much. I mean how freaking simple can you get, and don't placate me with a "Yeah we were just looking to see if you were watching line". ADV has caught a lot of crap from Motorcyclist over the years, now its time to push back. This issue came with a paper cover saying boldly "This is your last issue" Yes it is. and I recommend you do the same now that the publisher, Marty Estes is also gone. (pg. 47)
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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Go to page 19 of the April 2012 issue of Motorcyclist Magazine. They list a 2006 R1100GS as the motorcycle that changed Neil Peart's life. I'd say that it would change a lot of lives to have a 2006 R1100GS. Motorcyclist used to be a great publication back when Mitch ran the show, now its not so much. I mean how freaking simple can you get, and don't placate me with a "Yeah we were just looking to see if you were watching line". ADV has caught a lot of crap from Motorcyclist over the years, now its time to push back. This issue came with a paper cover saying boldly "This is your last issue" Yes it is. and I recommend you do the same now that the publisher, Marty Estes is also gone. (pg. 47)
What do they have against ADV?

I've got no idea since I don't read it. MCN every month does me pretty well, and if I get bored I grab one of the British mags.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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What do they have against ADV?

I've got no idea since I don't read it. MCN every month does me pretty well, and if I get bored I grab one of the British mags.
Yup. Bike is unlike anything in the US. If they think something sucks they say so.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #4
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Really dude, you care that much about a typo?
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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Yup. Bike is unlike anything in the US. If they think something sucks they say so.
Totally agreed. And the photography is brilliant. I look forward to it every month.

But I will say that Hell For Leather, though not a print mag, and not as exhaustive, is doing damn fine reporting for an American organization.

If other folks are interested in Bike, I picked up my subscription here after some scrounging:
http://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/stor...?os=Y&sid=4263

39 quid works out to about USD $62 right now. It's more than worth it to me.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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It seems that US moto mags cater more to their advertisers than the people who read them.

I'm getting fed up with Rider. It used to be about real motorcyclist who ride their bikes, now it's turning into another cruiser and trike mag.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:44 PM   #7
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OP: As a proud owner of a 2005 BWM R2100SG, I couldn't agree with you more.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #8
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:30 PM   #9
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OP: As a proud owner of a 2005 BWM R2100SG, I couldn't agree with you more.
I bet she's got HUGE jugs.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:18 AM   #10
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Go to page 19 of the April 2012 issue of Motorcyclist Magazine. They list a 2006 R1100GS as the motorcycle that changed Neil Peart's life. I'd say that it would change a lot of lives to have a 2006 R1100GS. Motorcyclist used to be a great publication back when Mitch ran the show, now its not so much. I mean how freaking simple can you get, and don't placate me with a "Yeah we were just looking to see if you were watching line". ADV has caught a lot of crap from Motorcyclist over the years, now its time to push back. This issue came with a paper cover saying boldly "This is your last issue" Yes it is. and I recommend you do the same now that the publisher, Marty Estes is also gone. (pg. 47)
Im done with Motorcyclist too. Thinking of a script to RoadRunner...any feedback on THAT one?

Perhaps Neil Peart's bike is running like it has 100 fewer cc's because its hauling gallons of Macallan's around!!!??
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:45 AM   #11
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Motorcyclist

I wrote Catterson about all the errors in the short little column on NP and he blamed it on the "art director".

As for Road Runner, I think it's a good magazine that focuses on rides/routes, etc. It always includes ride route cards on the last couple of pages that are made to go in the map pocket on your tank bag. Pretty cool.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #12
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it seems that us moto mags cater more to their advertisers than the people who read them.

I'm getting fed up with rider. It used to be about real motorcyclist who ride their bikes, now it's turning into another cruiser and trike mag.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:24 AM   #13
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Wait...I'm blind and stupid, but whats the issue with the article?
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:41 AM   #14
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They list a 2006 R1100GS as the motorcycle that changed Neil Peart's life.

The R1100 GS was produced from 1994-1998.

Maybe they should have said the motorcycle that saved Neil Peart's life.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:45 AM   #15
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How funny

I agree with op. I just wrote to cancel my sub yesterday. Ever since Mitch left, the writing has gone downhill, and the content not as rich. Who is editing these days if anyone?!

It's not just a typo. They posted a pic of a Frenchman crying as the Nazis entered Paris as an example of the great depression. (yes I knew that pic before it showed up on the mail collumn).

The fact checking sucks, content low brow, and evidently each contributing writer self-edits!

No more Motorcyclist for me.
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